Opening reception: 5–8pm Tursday 1st February 2024
Exhibition continues on Friday 2nd February
Gallery open: 5–8 Tursday and 12–6 Friday
Workshop: "Weavetime with Te Liberties Weavers" on Tursday at 2 pm.
Participants will learn new skills, make a unique handwoven bookmark, and explore the Liberties heritage..you will walk around the Liberties with new eyes!
For curious, amateur and novice.
All materials are provided.
The Liberties Weavers showcases the creativity and skills of its members. The exhibition is centred around the revered figure of Brigid, Celtic goddess of fire, wisdom, and creativity. Trough intricate weaving techniques and vibrant colours, the exhibition brings to life the essence of Brigid, capturing her multifaceted nature and enduring symbolism. Immerse yourself in rich Irish culture and witness the significance of Brigid through the eyes of The Liberties Weavers
Aideen Macken, Aisling Nelson, Anita Lonergan, Ann Mulvaney, Anne Marie Hayes, Bairbre Sámh, Claire Byrne, Colette Appleby, Cristina Nicotra, Deirdre Crofts, Eric O’Reilly, Eva Lloyd, Flora Lacoponi, Hilary Osman, Mags Maxwell, Máiréad Warfield, Mary FitzGerald, Maureen Dunne, Maureen Murray, Naomi Clancy, Olwen Pendred, Oonagh Kirwan, Sally Hasson, Sandra Chase, Siobhán Lynam, Teri Byrne.
The exhibition hosted by Pallas Projects/Studios organised on the occasion of the Brigit: Dublin City Celebrating Women 2024 as a collaborative work and produced by Cristina Nicotra.
Nestled in the heart of Dublin's historic Liberties district, The Liberties Weavers is a vibrant community group dedicated to reviving the rich tapestry of weaving heritage that has woven its way through the area's 1,000-year history. Trough a series of engaging workshops, weaving classes, exhibitions, and historical lectures, The Liberties Weavers are breathing new life into the art of weaving, inviting both experienced craft enthusiasts and curious newcomers to immerse themselves in the world of textiles and fibre arts. The group's mission is to nurture, promote, and celebrate the enduring legacy of weaving in the Liberties, encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to rediscover the joy of creating handcrafted textiles. With their passion for preserving the past and fostering creativity in the present, Te Liberties Weavers are weaving a tapestry of connection and community that resonates with the very soul of the Liberties.
The Liberties Weavers participated in the Culture Night and The Liberties Festival in the last years. They were awarded in 2022 the award of outstanding groups and projects by the Community Archives and Heritage Group, and the recognition
of the Lord Major of Dublin. In 2023 they won the AONTAS STAR Award in the category of Learner Voices, part of the National Heritage Week 2023 Awards they won the County Award and the Price of Place Award in the Cities category.
Pallas Projects/Studios is funded by The Arts Council
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